Category: Website Design and Development

New Update For Pixelsilk CMS

The Fresh New Look for Pixelsilk Content Management System with the Green Lynx Update   Our good friends from Pixelsilk have recently launched the latest version of their CMS platform that allows developers to save time and manage web content faster than ever before. The Pixelsilk content management system allows users to work smarter, integrating […]


Bend Brewing Co. Has Got a Whole New Look

Have you checked out Bend Brewing Co. in a while? If not, you should, because they’ve got a whole new look for their brewpub… and for their website. They’ve remodeled their front room to include an open-air bar, and they’ve remodeled their website to promote a better user experience. The only thing they haven’t remodeled […]


Smart Solutions Turns to Beer

In a long line of websites designed, developed and marketed by Smart Solutions, Deschutes Brewery is the latest. As Smart Solutions turns to marketing for specific industries, craft beer is sure to be one of them. Smart Solutions is equipped with experience developing and marketing many beer websites, including Crux and The Growler Guys. Smart […]


SWIVEL: A Website Conference for Website Owners

Do you own or manage a website? Then you should be at the Swivel conference in Bend, Oregon this October! Swivel 2015 is aimed at website managers and owners. This conference is built to bring energy to your website, inspire new creative ideas, and ultimately help you get the most out of your website. Promoting […]


Understanding and Stopping Referrer Spam

Having a great looking and user friendly website is essential for an effective web presence. But even more important may be the need to measure this “effectiveness”. Google Analytics is currently the most widely used tool for analyzing website traffic, and it provides an excess of data to glaze over the eyes of many SEO […]


Google Mobile Update – Is Your Site Mobile Friendly?

Google has announced that on April 21st, 2015 they are making a major update to their mobile search algorithm that will use mobile optimization as a ranking signal. This will result in more mobile friendly sites showing up in mobile search results. According to Google, this “will have a significant impact in our search results”. […]


Smart Solutions Travels to SEMA

Here at Smart Solutions, we’re big fans of all things automotive. So when it was time for the SEMA Show this year, it was a no brainer for us to go. With automotive clients including leaders in aftermarket performance exhaust, a garage equipment manufacturer and retailer, and aftermarket RV and truck parts manufacturer and distributor, we have an […]


Structured Data Markup

From Smart Solutions Last week we talked about structured data inside Google Webmaster—specifically through the Data Highlighter tool. Today, we’re going a little deeper into what structured data really is, and how to implement it directly onto your website. What is Structured Data? Structured data consists of tags within your website’s HTML that help Google […]


404 Errors

From Smart Solutions No matter how user-friendly and easy-to-navigate your site is, there will always be someone who puts in the wrong address—mistyping the URL, or clicking on a broken link from another site. It happens to every website: 404 errors. What are 404 Errors? You’ll get a 404 error when you type in a […]


Reduce Bounce Rates with Website Heatmaps

Oftentimes, business owners are puzzled by high bounce rates on their websites. Despite quality products and relevant information, their bounce rates are often very high—a large amount of visitors are leaving the site quickly after just arriving. This problem can be remedied with a heatmap tool. The tool is based on an algorithm that predicts […]